Former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm returned to the Octagon for the first time after signing a mannequin new six-fight contract with the UFC which will most likely see ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ follow the Las Vegas-based promotion until her retirement. Wanting to get one more shot at UFC gold, Holm stepped contained within the cage with Yana Santos.
Making her first stroll to the Octagon in nearly two years, Santos was determined to achieve the most important win of her occupation. A victory which will most undoubtedly switch her into the division’s excessive 5.
Yana Santos bought right here out immediately aggressive, throwing a combination sooner than pressuring Holm to the fence and forcing a clinch. They lastly separated near the halfway degree of the opening spherical, nevertheless after a couple of quick calf kicks, Santos reinitiated the clinch. Holm was able to interrupt away and began to profit from her footwork as Santos continued to be the aggressor. Holm landed a couple of steady push kicks to the face of Santos and ended the spherical in side administration after Santos ate a correct hand after rushing in for an assault.
Santos bought right here out with the similar aggressive kind inside the second and quickly paid for it with a push kick to her midsection that sat her down. Holm allowed her up nevertheless then adopted up with a steady takedown, establishing the very best place. She maintained administration all via the remainder of the second, peppering Santos with a group of strikes, elbows, and shoulder thrusts.
Decrease than a minute into the third spherical, Holly Holm was able to protected one different takedown and easily mounted Santos. Holm spent practically all the spherical fishing for a submission and nearly cinched in a rear-naked choke, nevertheless Santos was able to get once more to her toes and separate with 50 seconds to go. By then, it was too late as Holm moved in and secured her fourth takedown of the battle moments sooner than the final word horn sounded.
Official Consequence: Holly Holm def. Yana Santos via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
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